Running SQL Server on Azure Virtual Machines provides a suite of free manageability capabilities that are available only on Azure, and which make it easier to run in a cost-effective, secured, and optimized manner.

As a SQL Server customer, you can migrate your SQL workloads to SQL Server on Azure Virtual Machines while making the most of your current SQL Server license investments and benefit from the manageability benefits that SQL Server virtual machines offer today.

In this episode with Amit Banerjee, learn why running SQL Server on an Azure virtual machine provides the best lift-and-shift experience for workloads where OS-level access is required.

In this episode with Amit Banerjee, review new Software Assurance core benefits for high availability and disaster recovery can make running SQL Server on Azure virtual machine cheaper than before.

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Microsoft Mechanics has SQL Server guru and recent Data Driven guest, Bob Ward on to talk about Azure Migrate.

Running SQL Server on-premises and looking to move to Azure? Review your best options for assessment and migration. Bob Ward, SQL Server database expert and engineering lead, joins host Jeremy Chapman to walk through different migration options for moving your SQL Databases into the cloud, and then shows how to perform a migration end-to-end.